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Engage Ottawa

The City of Ottawa wants your input on the projects, policies, programs, and services that affect your daily life. From open houses to workshops and online engagement opportunities, your feedback helps to shape City decisions.

The City offers residents a variety of opportunities to engage, share information and collaborate. You can weigh in on different online engagement opportunities using the City’s new innovative engagement platform, Engage Ottawa.

Ongoing engagement opportunities

  • Anti-racism and ethnocultural relations
    • Help us better address racism in our city.
  • Bike Parking Strategy 
    • We welcome and encourage your feedback as we develop a Bike Parking Strategy that will ensure the City is able to meet current and future demand for bike parking, and in doing so promote and encourage cycling. 
  • Community Safety and Well-Being Plan
    • Provide your feedback on strategies and actions to improve safety and well-being for everyone in Ottawa.
  • Open Ottawa
    • The City provides free access to data and information through its Open Ottawa data portal. As part of the City’s Smart City 2.0 Strategy, we want to hear your ideas on how to improve the portal and what data sets you would like to see.
  • Orléans Corridor Secondary Plan Study
    • Provide your feedback on proposed future development in the Orléans Corridor.
  • Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 
    • The City is looking for your feedback on the first Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. 
  • Solid Waste Master Plan
    • Provide your feedback on how the City should manage solid waste over the next 30 years.
  • Transportation Master Plan
    • Provide your feedback on how the City how our transportation system can move us in the right direction for decades to come.
  • Vision Vanier
    • Ask a question about the Vanier revitalization projects and learn how you can engage with them.
  • Vanier Culture in Action
    • Provide your ideas and opinions on how to improve artistic, heritage and cultural life in Vanier.

Online engagement

  • Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan
    • The City of Ottawa recently completed its 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan 2020-2030. One of the key recommendations from this plan is to identify and develop incentives for use by the not-for-profit and private sector, that will lead to the development of affordable housing. The Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is intended to be an implementation tool to establish the most effective incentives for the delivery of affordable rental and ownership units throughout our community.
  • 375 Byron Avenue New Parkette
    • The City is looking for your feedback on the design of a New Parkette located in WARD 15. The New Parkette will be located at 375 Byron Avenue (northwest of Tweedsmuir Avenue and Byron Avenue adjacent to the Byron Linear Tramway Park).
  • Chanonhouse Park
    • Chanonhouse Park is an existing park located within the Richmond community, 30 Chanonhouse Drive, Ward 21 (Rideau-Goulbourn). The project scope includes the addition of an overhead play structure component and an additional pathway link required for new park amenity. The project is currently in the design phase, and the Parks and Facilities Planning Branch is seeking the public’s input on the proposed options.

  • NEW Urban Design Guidelines for Low-Rise Infill Housing
    • The City of Ottawa is developing new comprehensive Urban Design Guidelines for Low-rise Infill Housing for approval by Council in 2023. The Guidelines will reflect the policies and directions in the new Official Plan adopted by Council in October 2021.
  • Springhurst Park Dock Addition
    • The City is looking for your feedback on a dock addition to Springhurst Park at 24 Brunswick Street in Ward 17 - Capital.
  • Quinn Farm Park
    • The City is looking for your feedback on a new park to be constructed at 7150 Still Meadow Way in Ward 20 - Osgoode. The park will be expanded to the south as developement continues in the future.
  • Cedarlakes Park
    • The City is looking for your feedback on a new park to be constructed at 1720 Cedarlakes Way in Ward 20 - Osgoode.
  • Bingham Park
    • The City is looking for your help to improve Bingham Park. Bingham Park is a 0.68 hectare park located in Ward 12 Rideau-Vanier. It is bordered between Bolton St., Cathcart St. and Dalhousie St. The park’s municipal address is 145 Cathcart Street. Existing park amenities include a tennis court, wading pool, play equipment, site furniture, service building, community flower garden, seasonal outdoor rink, baseball diamond, pathways, open greenspace, public art fencing, trees and landscaping.
  • Bill 109 Implementation
    • On April 14, 2022, the Province’s Bill 109 received royal assent providing legislative direction to implement the More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022. The City will be taking a phased approach to amending its procedures and by-laws to meet those provincial requirements.
  • City of Ottawa Museums and Historic Sites Membership Project
    • The City of Ottawa owns and operates five museums and historic sites: Billings Estate National Historic Site, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, Fairfields Heritage House, Nepean Museum, and Pinhey's Point Historic Site. In 2021, the Recreation, Culture and Facility Services Department undertook the renewal process of its memberships, with the aim of reducing the overall number of membership types. The City of Ottawa Museums and Historic Sites were invited to participate in this process to determine if it made sense to include cultural offerings alongside recreation programming. The decision was ultimately made for museums to not participate in the broader recreation membership program and to undertake a review to determine the feasibility of a multi-museum membership program for the five City-operated museums.
  • Lansdowne 2.0
    • Lansdowne is a place of history and civic pride. For over 175 years, it has been a gathering place for neighbours, residents of Eastern Ontario and Western Québec, and for tourists from across Canada and around the world. It is a place of connection and celebration for sports, cultural and community eventsIn 2012, City Council entered into a 30-year partnership (now a 40-year partnership) with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) for the renewal and revitalization of Lansdowne with a new South Stadium Stands, new mixed-use retail and reimagined public realm spaces and subterranean parking.
  • Lincoln Fields Secondary Plan
    • The purpose of this study is to prepare a Secondary Plan to guide future development in the Lincoln Fields Station Area that compliments the City’s newly adopted Official Plan. The main objective of the study and the secondary plan is to facilitate a more urbanized place that helps meet the City’s intensification targets and strategically locate density in proximity to the future Lincoln Fields O-Train Station.
  • McArthur Avenue at Lafontaine Avenue Intersection Improvement Project
    • McArthur Avenue at Lafontaine Avenue is an existing signalized intersection in Rideau-Vanier Ward. The City of Ottawa has identified higher than expected collision rates at this intersection and is completing this study to identify improvements that will enhance safety for vulnerable road users.
  • Luc Major Park – Basketball Court Renewal
    • The basketball courts at Luc Major Park have deteriorated significantly in the last few years where large linear cracks now run throughout the courts in various locations. The asphalt is showing cracking and exposed aggregates due to loss of asphalt bonding agents.
  • Harkness Park – Tennis Court Renewal
    • The tennis courts at Harkness Park have deteriorated significantly in the last few years where large linear cracks now run throughout the courts in various locations. The asphalt is showing cracking and exposed aggregates due to loss of asphalt bonding agents.
  • Father Richard Ward Park – Pathway Renewal
    • The current pathways are in poor condition and require complete subbase and asphalt replacement. Major heaving, ponding and cracking are present throughout the pathway system making the pathway not accessible nor passible.
  • New Zoning By-law
    • The City of Ottawa is developing a new comprehensive Zoning By-law for approval by Council in 2025. The by-law will implement the policies and directions in the new Official Plan adopted by Council in October 2021. 
  • Review and Update of Ditch Alteration Policy
    • The City of Ottawa has approximately 8,500 km of watermains and sewers, with a further 6,010 km of roadside ditches. The current Ditch Alteration Policy was put in place in 2008 and is being updated to better align with other City of Ottawa policy's related to storm water and sewage systems.
  • Old Ottawa East Community Centre and Forecourt Park
    • The City is looking for your feedback on the potential development of the Old Ottawa East Community Centre as well as the adjacent Forecourt Park, located in Old Ottawa East, 205 Scholastic Drive – Deschâtelets building.
  • Climate Resiliency Strategy
    • The City is developing a Climate Resiliency Strategy to assess how Ottawa is vulnerable to climate change and identify strategies to mitigate the greatest climate risks.
  • Parkland Dedication By-law Review
    • The new parkland dedication by-law will reflect the direction of the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan (2021) and the new Official Plan to ensure that new parks meet the needs of a growing and intensifying city.
  • Public Realm Plan for Stittsville Main Street
    • The City is developing a new Public Realm Plan in the Stittsville community for Stittsville Main Street from Hazeldean Road to Bobcat Way that will help inform the street’s revitalization.
  • Community Benefits Charge Strategy
    • The City of Ottawa has begun work on a proposal to establish a new Community Benefits Charge (CBC) By-law and strategy replacing the current Planning Act, Section 37 provisions.
  • Building Permits and Land Development Applications
    • The City of Ottawa has undertaken a multi-year, technology project to replace components of the 20-year-old Municipal Application Partnership (MAP) software solution. The MAP software solution currently used for land development applications, permits and licensing by the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department (PIEDD) has reached end-of-life and requires modernization.
  • Remembering Ottawa: Stories and Legacies
    • As part of its cultural development mandate, the City of Ottawa is developing a municipal commemoration policy to guide commemorative programs and activities in our city.
  • Kanata North Tech Park Community Planning Permit Pilot Study
    • The City of Ottawa has initiated a pilot study to introduce and test the community planning permit (CPP) system in the Kanata North Tech Park

Online engagement events

No current online events